Thursday, April 30, 2009
You'll notice Little Bean's elephant is missing a head--he was gluing on the eyes and then attached the trunk, asking me if that was how we were going to assemble him. I thought little Elmer was so cute this way that we left him. We added a yarn tail to his Elmer.
Miss O also got creative with hers. I had intended for them to put the head kind of off to the side, but she insisted that the head should go directly on top. :) So, of course, we left hers that way too.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I love making games for my kids, and if I can do it for free, all the better. I cut out the bowl of ice cream and the toppings and laminated them on my home laminator. Then I added sticky back magnetic tape to the back of the toppings and adhered the bowl of ice cream to a sheet of magnetic paper and then cut it out. I stored all of it in a metal tin with a latch, which I plan to use in the car. Who doesn't love decorating their own ice cream?? And of course, I ran to my mom's house and asked for her Clipper's magazine so that I could make a second set so the kids could each have their own bowl of ice cream!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
She made up stories with felt. She actually did this one for a while. I rotated out the felt pieces this week, so maybe that is why:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I also checked out the book and companion CD from our local library, and we read through the book several times along with the CD (read by Ray Charles!). Following that, the CD had a number of songs, with the words to the story set to a rhythm. We had a good time singing along with those.
And just before dinner this evening, we used lower case letter stamps and made a bit of artwork resembling the letters climbing the coconut tree. I love how these turned out!
I can't wait to continue the fun and letter learning tomorrow! :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
1. Tape the graphic up on your blog somewhere.
2.Pass it along to 5 fellow super bloggers, and comment on their blog to let them know how lucky they are today!
3. When you present your Super Blogger awards, link back to the super blogger who gave it to you.
Here are my top five for today, and I'll just say a little something about each of them, because these aren't your typical homeschooling blogs, but even still, I love them all. Knowing them (through their blogs) as I do, I am pretty sure none of them are the type to pass on an award like this, but even so, they are SUPER BLOGGERS, and that is what this award is about! Who knows, maybe they will surprise me and pass it on, which would be awesome too!
1. Wishful Wanderlust--former school teacher, turned unschooler, raising teenagers who are both unschooled and public schooled. What I love about her blog is that she is so authentic. Her blog has given me a much better understanding of unschooling as well.
2. Kelly the Kitchen Kop--Busting "Politically Correct" Nutrition. She is my one stop shop for all things food related. I first ran into her blog when seeking more information on artificial colors in food. And, she has convinced me never to eat another McDonald's hamburger again!
3. One Child Policy Homeschool--Homeschooling mom to one, living in People's Republic of China. I really love reading her blog because she talks a lot about her experiences in the Chinese culture and shares beautiful photos of her life there. I have a special place in my heart for China too--DH and I have both lived there in the past, he for more than 5 years (!), and we desire to move there full time in the future.
4. The Best Days of My Life--I know this blogger personally, and I'll admit it, I am addicted to her blog. She is not a homeschooler, she is a writer. And she always (generally daily) has some wonderful words of wisdom to share with her readers.
5. Snazzle Craft--this is a pretty sweet craft blog. This is where I got my felt food pattern for the chip bag and chips. I've also made a ring she posted about. She always has great ideas, which I love to check out. If I was more crafty, I would try more of them.